Wicked Prey

John Sandford, Author . Putnam $27.95 (402p) ISBN 978-0-399-15567-3

The 2008 Republican convention serves as the backdrop for bestseller Sandford's amped-up, ultra-violent 19th thriller to feature Lucas Davenport of the Minneapolis Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (after Phantom Prey ). An assassination plot aimed at John McCain turns out to be just a sidebar to another criminal operation—extremely slick thieves have come to the twin cities to rob Republican political operatives loaded down with millions of dollars of “street money,” illegal handouts for low-level campaign workers. Mastermind Rosie Cruz handles the gang's complicated planning, while gangster Brutus Cohn does the robbery and killing aided by a couple of lesser thugs. A subplot involving Davenport's teenage ward, Letty West, who's provided interesting complications in the series, establishes her as a brave and intrepid investigator. A slam-bang shootout climax proves that Davenport still has what it takes when it comes to guts and gunplay. 500,000 first printing; author tour. (May)

Reviewed on: 03/30/2009
Release date: 05/01/2009
Show other formats
Open Ebook - 464 pages - 978-1-101-05079-8
Book - 978-0-14-314452-6
Book - 978-0-14-314453-3
Hardcover - 525 pages - 978-1-4104-1450-2
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 416 pages - 978-1-101-04896-2
Open Ebook - 416 pages - 978-1-101-04835-1
Open Ebook - 978-1-101-22752-7
Open Ebook - 978-1-101-25467-7
Compact Disc - 978-0-14-242908-2
Downloadable Audio - 978-1-101-19278-8
Downloadable Audio - 978-1-4498-6952-6
Mass Market Paperbound - 452 pages
Paperback - 523 pages - 978-1-59413-381-7
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.